Thursday, July 31, 2008

Goodie! Two Shoes!


Woohoo! Standing on my own two feet!! Nothing like having something go wrong to make you appreciate little everyday things like walking around. I will still wear my boot at night for a month, and the doctor said it will be three to four months before the healing is complete, but the worst is over! I can do whatever feels ok, gradually increasing my walking. Yes! And I can't wait to use my right foot on the sewing machine pedal again.

Here's where Otto's quilt stands. I think I'll do one more zig zag, put in some more extra squares from the front, and fill in the rest with red.
Blog Names
Nicolette explained the name of her blog, devliegendekoe, and asked others to post why they chose the names they did. I wonder about blog names sometimes, so I thought I'd explain my blog name and hope that you will, too. Over the years I've used various combinations of my daughters' names for passwords and such. When I learned that's the first thing hackers try, I moved on to other passwords, but I still really like the combination name 'jovali,' from Jocelyn and Valerie. It has happy overtones for me, probably because it looks like 'jovial' -- and of course because it reminds me of two of my favorite people!


(aka Little Goodie Two-Shoes)

20 comments:

Pattie said...

Yay for two shoes!! They look fabulous on you.

Ok, I must have dyslexia (and I'm tutoring someone to read???) I've always thought your blog was Jovial Quilts, which I thought was a cheery little name! Your explanation made me look twice, which makes me realize how all too often we assume something when we should look closer. DUH!

I like hybrid better anyway... it's more personal. Thanks for sharing!

Quilt Pixie said...

so glad you were able to dig that second shoe out fomr under the bed... Its been lonely :-)

Joyce said...

I just grabbed whatever came into my head because I had no idea I would keep it up. I just wanted to blog about the quilts I was doing for family in Australia and San Diego. Who knew? Now I wish I had put a bit more thought into it.

Quiltdivajulie said...

My blogger name was actually given to me by my co-workers when I was the part time office manager of our LQS (actually hired to organize a woman who will never, never, ever be organized). We saw Amy Bradley's Quilt Diva pattern in the Checkers catalog and we started being silly - somehow the nickname stuck - so that's my story.

So happy for your healing!!

jillytacy said...

I'm glad to see the boot came off! Yeah that the recovery is going so well! Otto's quilt is marvelous!
I like the name for your blog and knowing the reason for the name just makes it better.
I chose Life with Nature Girl for obvious reasons. My child is a Nature Lover and I document our life together on the blog! It just seemed to fit!

Jacquie said...

good for you! otto's quilt is coming along beautiful..soo cheerful and fun. My blog name...that would be a good post...pretty simply i'm a prairie girl at heart...manitoba, north dakota and now kansas. the tallgrass prairie in kansas is beautiful.

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

Otto's quilt is great fun - love it. woohoo on shoes again!

The Calico Cat said...

Until you just now pointed it out - I had always read your blog title as "Jovialquilts" - As in happy quilts... The brain plays tricks on me...

The Quilting Pirate said...

YAH FOR 2 SHOES!!! Are you still feeling a little sore?

Oooo Otto's quilt is coming along nicely!

I love your blog name being a HUGE Bon Jovi fan when I see your blog name my eyes play tricks on me and that is what I see Jov--i. :)

Catherine said...

Congratulations on being able to get back into shoes again! Love the reason for your blog name.

Karol-Ann said...

Love your blog name because it has always sounded so happy. Now I like it more. Congrats on the walking - don't rush it though!!!!
Now you have no excuse, but to finish Otto's quilt!

paula, the quilter said...

Whoot whoot! 2 shoes! I have always liked your blog name because it sounds happy. My blog name came from an early Yahoo email addy that I still use. I got the addy when Yahoo still allowed funny characters and didn't require a number (the_quilter). I always thought that in a post apocalyptic world we would be name by what we do. There you have it -- I'm the quilter.

Jocelyn said...

What a great name ... two of your favorite people? Aww! :)

cher said...

my first blog post explained my blog name-glad you are back in shoes-I had missed that all these great pieces are for Otto's back of his quilt..it sure looks fun

Gene Black said...

Ha, for a while I thought it was "Jovial Quilts" then one day I saw differently. Then I thought "Jovali" must be family name. (I like it, it sounds like an old Southern name to me and I am Southern!)

Yaay for your "own two feet" You never miss a real good thing...

meggie said...

Great to read you are back on your feet, so to say!
I chose my blog name for the 'free treats' that are readily available in everyone's life if they take the time to look & perhaps listen. I really do believe our lives provide us with free treats every day!

Exuberant Color said...

I have always like the name of your blog and I'm glad you explained it. Mine was named for what I am known for.

Glad the foot is healing.

Marsha said...

Glad to hear you are doing better!! Love the quilt, it is too cute. Hugs!

Norma said...

I think that Otto is one lucky fella! His quilt is cute and colorful and one of a kind!

I have to admit I thought the name meant a happy quilter too. Eye sight is not what it use to be and it never was great! Then there is the brain behind it,,,,,,,,,,ugh.

Jeff Holman said...

Like others, I too for the first time noticed the actual placement of the "i" and the "l." I had always thought it was the other way around. Works well either way, though!